Latest posts by Dovefromabove


Posted: 30/07/2016 at 07:08

Good morning all 

Returning to yesterday's theme, I have a qualification in castration, if that's of any use?

Hope Wonky's awake soon - there's a rainwater butt heading her way shortly! 

What's devoured my sunflower?

Posted: 29/07/2016 at 21:00

You need squirrel-proof feeders - they are much more expensive than the standard ones, but they will save you money in the long run as squirrels are very greedy and hoover up the expensive food you put out for small birds.  The pigeons will also be unable to get food from the squirrel-proof feeders 

Plant ID app

Posted: 29/07/2016 at 20:45

Anything like that is only going to be as good as the people who contribute the information - I've already seen one photo that looks wrong for the name of the plant, and there are typos too - not impressed.  

Beech nuts

Posted: 29/07/2016 at 19:20

I think you'll be better off getting the advice of a properly qualified tree-surgeon/arboriculturist .... don't suppose your neighbour's qualifications include that do they? 


Posted: 29/07/2016 at 14:59

Oooooh!    Hosta !!!

One of these?

or maybe one of these?


Posted: 29/07/2016 at 14:51
Hostafan1 says:

...  Just had a nice walk round the garden/ lake. Don't do it often enough. ....

 It's lovely - we walk around it every time we see it  

What on earth is this?

Posted: 29/07/2016 at 12:01

It's a 'weed' - one of the labiatae family, possibly Betony.

Did you buy it from ebay or similar?  Did you buy it as a plant or seeds? 


Posted: 29/07/2016 at 11:38

Clari - she also used to cook at a very good pub - she once cooked lunch for Keith Floyd and she's also done location catering for a film cast and crew   I'm very happy to act as chief taster  (not washing up tho' - we'll have to get someone else for that )

Not a huge Magnum fan Hosta - but if you'd pop down to Chapel Porth and bring me back a hedgehog that'd be much appreciated.

I'm sad to report that my French tarragon has given up the ghost ... I think the wet spring started the  rot (see what I did there ) and then what with 'family stuff' I didn't notice that the rampant rhubarb had swamped it ... I just went to cut some for a potato salad this evening and 'il est mort' 

I know there's none up at the local GC as they've run everything down because of building work ... there seems to be some for sale at Norfolk Lavender over at Heacham ... I might have to have a trip out ... it's a lovely time of year to visit the lavender fields 


Posted: 29/07/2016 at 11:06

Clari - if you have Wonky you won't need me - she's a superb cook ... she's also worked at a butcher's - she could sort out your bull's kn@ckers for you 

Right, mowing and edging done - just a bit of deadheading and chopping back of the chives to do ... 


Posted: 29/07/2016 at 10:15

Pp - maybe it's Fairy out for one of her walks?  

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